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  • Originally published 04/12/2015

    Pope Calls Killings of Armenians ‘Genocide,’ Provoking Turkish Anger

    In addressing the Armenian question, Francis quoted from a 2001 declaration by Pope John Paul II and Catholicos Karekin II, the Armenian Apostolic Church’s supreme patriarch, in which the two leaders called the Armenian slaughter a campaign of extermination that was “generally referred to as the first genocide of the 20th century.”